Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An examination or inspection.
  • noun A general physical examination.

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  • noun A routine visit to the doctor, dentist, or the like.
  • noun A routine inspection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person

Etymologies

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check + up

Examples

  • She had, as we understand it, what we call a checkup, a routine checkup post obviously her bout with cancer.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2007

  • A yearly or particularly, a five-year checkup is not beyond the financial means of ordinary people.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The US Has The Greatest Health Care in the World

  • Hes not in a cave, and anyone who thinks he is needs a checkup from the neckup.

    Jones: U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader dead

  • Including the Remington 600 and Winchester 71 are the first signs of mental illness, Dave get a checkup from the neck up.

    The Hunter's Greatest Bathroom Book

  • The marriage checkup is not therapy but an information service, Cordova told the nonprofit membership group of psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

    'Marriage checkup' aims to prevent problems

  • So if you find yourself still falling for losers all the time, you may need what we lovingly like to call a checkup from the neck up.

    Embracing Your Big Fat Ass

  • So if you find yourself still falling for losers all the time, you may need what we lovingly like to call a checkup from the neck up.

    Embracing Your Big Fat Ass

  • I wish, though, he had gone sort of next door to the psychiatric ward, though, and gotten what Kinky Friedman used to call a checkup from the neck up, because, if he is looking at what is happening here, and sees it as anything other than a disaster and a defeat, he's wrong.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2007

  • I wish, though, he had gone sort of next door to the psychiatric ward, though, and gotten what Kinky Friedman used to call a checkup from the neck up, because, if he is looking at what is happening here, and sees it as anything other than a disaster and a defeat, he's wrong.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2007

  • WILLIS: So you don't just get the cleaning; you also get a safety checkup, which is important.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2005

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